Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences How to deal properly with a natural catastrophe database – analysis of flood losses

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  title={Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences How to deal properly with a natural catastrophe database – analysis of flood losses},
  author={Wolfgang Kron and M. Steuer and Peter L{\"o}w and Anna Wirtz},
  year={2012}
}
Global reinsurer Munich Re has been collecting data on losses from natural disasters for almost four decades. Together with EM-Dat and sigma, Munich Re’s NatCatSERVICE database is currently one of three global databases of its kind, with its more than 30 000 datasets. Although the database was originally designed for reinsurance business purposes, it contains a host of additional information on catastrophic events. Data collection poses difficulties such as not knowing the exact extent of human… CONTINUE READING
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